1st Printing. Signed. 640 pages. Published in 1987. The author's breakthrough debut novel. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny first print run (of reportedly 2500 copies) as a hardcover original only. Despite its intimidating length, it went into multiple subsequent printings. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents William T. Vollmann's massive first novel, supplemented with drawings by him. Surely the most sensational American literary debut of the year 1987, the book was lavished with critical praise that compared the very young and prodigious author to Thomas Pynchon, who did not demur. Probably the most controversial literary figure of his generation, Vollmann is one of the most original and intelligent voices of contemporary American literature. "William T. Vollmann is the only novelist capable of filling the boots of John Barth, William Gaddis, and Thomas Pynchon" (The Washington Post). An absolute "must-have" title for William T. Vollmann collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by William T. Vollmann. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. True to his novel, Vollmann also drew, using the same black pen, not one but two images on the opposite page (while signing the copy in person at a public event, something he has been known to do) : An intricate spider and a light bulb. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed and drawn copies of the First American Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. The orange topstain is intact and every page is crisp, with none of the browning found in many copies online. A rare signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century". Nominated by the National Book Critics Circle Awards in 2003 for "Rising Up and Rising Down", his multi-volume history on violence. Winner of the National Book Award in 2005 for "Europe Central". One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WILLIAM T. VOLLMANN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 068911852X. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A vast, freewheeling, comic/surreal novel, in which the world is a battleground of hostile forces, a cosmic struggle rendered through the stories of assorted young American misfits.
About the Author:
William T. Vollmann is the author of eight novels, three collections of stories, a memoir, and Rising Up and Rising Down, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in nonfiction. Vollman's writing has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's, The Paris Review, Esquire, Conjunctions, Granta, and many other magazines. He lives in California.
Title: YOU BRIGHT AND RISEN ANGELS: A CARTOON, WITH...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Atheneum
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st American ed. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP81176574
Book Description Atheneum. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G068911852XI4N00
Book Description Atheneum, NY, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st ed. fine book in near fine dj, with small nick on spine. Bookseller Inventory # llut900W17
Book Description MacMillan Publishing Co. - Atheneum, New York, 1987. Hard Back. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Vollmann, William T. - Drawings (illustrator). First American Edition Stated. 635 Pages plus Author's Note. Not for resale in red stamped ink on page edges. Otherwise an as new book. Top page edges are beige. Dark blue boards with black cloth quarter spine. Dust jacket price $22.95is unclipped. Once in a great while comes a no vel whose intergrity of imagination and pyrotechnic style announce the arrival of a major new writer. This is such a novel. Here is a vast, freewheeling, profoundly hilarious epic -- surreal corucopia of beastliness and pain. The world of Vollmann's astounding imagination is a battleground of hostile forces, where the combatants have been, each in his own way, torn and twisted by the demands of cruelty and love. We follow the schemes of the evil Mr. White and Dr. Dodger, malevolent inventors and developers of electricity, bent on harnessing its power to reactionary ends. We meet and intrepit and embattled revolutionary band led by a brusque La Pasioanria with the sprightly name of Millie. We follow the adventure of Bug, a young man who rebels agianst his kind and joins forces with the insect world in a doomed fight for freedom. Here are amazing jounreys through the jungles of South America, the ice fields of Alaska, the glowing Great Plains of the Midwest. Here, in sum, is a novle where magic and technology and human spirit mix in equal parts, a work of passionate conviction and hilarity, a comic masterpiece on Pynchonesque scale. Large heavy book that may incur additional shipping charges to some localities. Vollman's other novels include The Ice-Shirt (1990), Whores For Gloria (1991), Fathers and Crows (1992), and The Rifles (1994). His short story collections include The Rainbow Stories (1988), 13 Stories and 13 Epitaphs (1991), Butterfly Stories (1993), and The Atlas (1996). His only non-fiction book is actually the first he wrote, An Afghanistan Picture Show (1992). Size: 6" x 9 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 8212
Book Description NY. 1987. 1st. Atheneum., 1987. Very good in a near fine dustjacket. "Not for Resale" stamp on fore-edge and on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 3481
Book Description Scribner, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG068911852X
Book Description NY: Atheneum, 1987, NY, 1987. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket Included. William T. Vollmann (illustrator). First American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. First American Edition. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has been stamped on all three edges "Not For Sale". 635pp. Slightly cocked and a slight bump to top front corner, else VG/VG. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 2622
Book Description Scribner 1987-06-27, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1st American ed. 068911852X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # POTM-068911852X
Book Description Scribner 1987-06-27, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 068911852X. Bookseller Inventory # 565973
Book Description Atheneum Books, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st American Edition/1st Printing. Remainder dot on top. DJ has some edge wear and tape reinforcement to bottom spine. $22.95 price on DJ flap. SIGNED by author with original drawing of women's head on a bookplate decal attached to title page. Authors first novel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 003261